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August 28, 2014 | NPR · For the first time, researchers have tracked the spread of Ebola, almost in real time, during an outbreak. The virus is quickly changing its genetic code. But it's unclear what the mutations mean.
 
August 29, 2014 | NPR · French President Francois Hollande is under pressure to fix the country's economy, which is overburdened by regulation and failing a generation of young people. He's also facing calls for austerity.
 
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August 29, 2014 | NPR · Congressman and former Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan discusses his new book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.
 

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August 29, 2014 | NPR · The Obama administration is considering whether to broaden its air campaign against the extremist group the Islamic State by striking targets in Syria.
 
August 29, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the latest in Ukraine and the actions of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
 
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August 29, 2014 | NPR · An earthquake in Napa Valley this week brought back old fears for author Gustavo Arellano. In his anxiety he's revisiting the book A Crack in the Edge of the World.
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian forces are defending the port city of Novoazovsk from what they say is a Russian invasion. Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
 

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August 24, 2014 | NPR · In the wake of violent clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama is ordering a review of the federal programs that help local police departments purchase military gear.
 

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Apr 23, 2012 — Pennsylvania has a long history of electing Republicans to the Senate. Since 1962, the GOP candidate has lost just twice. But Sen. Bob Casey, a Democrat seeking a second term, is a clear favorite for re-election.
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Apr 13, 2012 — To get elected in southwestern Pennsylvania as a Democrat, it helps to be a conservative one. And because of congressional reapportionment, two conservative Democratic incumbents — Rep. Jason Altmire and Rep. Mark Critz — are facing off for a single seat in their party's primary later this month.
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May 28, 2010 — In looking at the House vote to end the "don't ask/don't tell" ban on gays & lesbians from openly serving in the military, one thing jumps out:  the recently-elected Mark Critz (D-PA) and Charles Djou (R-HI) voted the opposite of their parties.
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May 18, 2010 — Big news in Pennsylvania, as Rep. Joe Sestak has ousted five-term Sen. Arlen Specter in the Democratic primary.  Plus: Democrats hold onto John Murtha's House seat in the 12th District.
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May 13, 2010 — All eyes will be on Pennsylvania's 12th District on Tuesday, a special election to succeed the late John Murtha (D).  Republicans hope a victory will be a bellwether for what happens nationally in November.
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